Friday, October 31, 2014

Moving to NG9-1-1: Insuring i3 readiness…what you need to know NOW! .

Cassidian Communications. 42505 Rio Nedo. Temecula, CA 92590 USA.


The Public Safety landscape is changing, transitioning from circuit switched to broadband, IP network technology and from voice centric to multimedia enabled operations.  This is known as Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). NG9-1-1 supports a wide array of non-traditional communications types including but not limited to text messaging, real time text (RTT), sensors, telematics, automatic crash notification, video, shot cameras and many other new content types. Most importantly, the NENA i3, standards based NG9-1-1 environment provides fully interoperable communications capabilities thereby enabling enhanced collaboration while at the same promoting competition and cost control.

Almost simultaneously, there is a similar shift going on in Public Safety radio.  Voice centric operations are being augmented by high bandwidth data communications.  Once again broadband technology, in this case using the endorsed Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard, is being employed to facilitate this shift. LTE is a powerful cellular technology standard intended to greatly increase the speed and capacity of mobile networks.  With LTE, users have the data capacity needed for anytime, anywhere access to video, high-definition imagery and other multimedia content.

Broadband LTE will enhance operational efficiency through the real-time transmission of data to/from the field and amongst agencies.  The ubiquitous deployment of broadband using a single standard (LTE) will provide a fully interoperable broadband communications environment for Public Safety, improving situational awareness and providing a common operating picture.

Taking the First Step


But, many service providers and PSAPs are now finding themselves limited by equipment and networks that are incapable of providing a cost effective evolution to NG9-1-1 and to broadband applications.  Planning is the key first step in implementing an NG9-1-1 solution and realizing the improvements that it will bring.  Solution planning considerations must include the selection and deployment of a fully NENA i3 compliant Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) and multimedia “call” processing platform as well as identifying operational changes that are needed for the PSAP to take advantage of the NG9-1-1 data and environment.
Technology now allows the option to build an ESInet solution with the flexibility to host a single PSAP or multiple PSAPs by employing a redundant, resilient, geo-diverse  design/deployment architecture versus having separate controllers at every PSAP location. This type of PSAP design provides initial cost savings, and puts the PSAP in control of alternate routing and backup capabilities. Additional PSAPs can be added later with a minimal amount of equipment, or existing PSAPs can be consolidated in the future.Ultimately, this leverages greater economies of scale for better return on investment in these challenging budget times. It can also offer new and improved levels of service such as regional disaster recovery backup PSAPs, as well as hosted services like emergency notification or Managed Services.

As developed by ATIS, RFAI was always intended to be a voice only, transitional protocol. This can be seen in the ATIS RFAI Protocol Document which communicates that once the NENA i3 standard is approved and available for use, RFAI is no longer needed.
Implementing a NENA i3 complaint ESInet without ever deploying the RFAI transitional protocol will provide the PSAP another additional benefit…cost savings. Implementing an i3 ESInet in the beginning saves the cost and disruption associated with the inevitable later transition from RFAI to i3 and/or associated with additional interfaces required to enable multimedia processing on a RFAI ESInet.

Open Standards Improve Control, Speed Response, Save Lives
 Cassidian Communications understands that, for the call center of the future, situational awareness and the sharing of this awareness with others (known as a common operating picture) are essential. Solution decisions made today are critical. In that they could impact operational capability for many years. That’s why our vision for integrated command and control starts with a common technology framework, one that is open, standards-based, with a common IP backbone providing the unified, multimedia communications technology that underpins all aspects of coordinated emergency response. IP communications not only supports the convergence of multiple data types at a single workstation, it also makes possible the virtual and/or physical consolidation of sites, and provides the superior level of resiliency and reliability required for mission critical communications.

In addition to the convergence of voice, video and data communications, Cassidian Communications vision also includes the use of Emergency Service IP Networks (ESINets) interconnect PSAPs, Dispatch Centers and other agencies to provide full interoperability and to promote operational collaboration and through the secure sharing of relevant data bases (such as map data), incident information and multimedia content. For more information, please contact us at RCS Communications.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Do You Need a Solution for Your Communications Challenge?

RCS Communications can help you.

SOLUTIONS:
RFID Authorized
Mobile Computing Authorized
Advanced Data Capture Authorized
Manufacturer Representative Authorized
Wireless Network Solutions Elite Specialist
Wireless Network Solutions Authorized Partner
Professional and Commercial Two-Way Radio Specialist

PRODUCTS:
MotoTRBO Digital Two-Way Radios
Conventional Analog Two-Way Radios
CPNTrac Wide-Area Digital Radio Subscribers
Professsional Analog / Digital Subscribers
Commercial Analog / Digital Subscribers
Two-Way Radio Parts & Accessories
Mobile Computers
Data System Solutions
Private Broadband Networks
Wireless LAN Devices
Voice over Wireless LAN (TEAM)
Wireless LAN Management and Security Software
Mesh Wide-Area Networks
Point-to-Point Wireless Bridges
Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Networks
RFID
Bar Code Scanning

We do even more! Contact us to discuss your needs...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

REMASTER YOUR WORKFORCE WITH THE RIGHT RADIO


From the front desk to the factory dock, moving across campus or around the country, MOTOTRBO radios are connecting more people effortlessly and efficiently wherever they work. Information is instantaneous. Decision-making becomes easier. Safety gets stronger. Productivity increases. Service improves and customers are more satisfied.

Whether you want ultra-thin portables or extra-tough mobiles, integrated Bluetooth or industry-leading data applications, we have the right radio that fits your needs today and evolves with new features to address your requirements tomorrow. Our radios are trusted by more than 1 million users and designed with a robust mix of features to increase workforce efficiency, productivity and safety.

Experience MOTOTRBO



Portables

SL 7550 Portable Two-Way Radio
SL 7550 Portable Two-Way Radio
So incredibly thin and light, MOTOTRBO’s ultimate in discreet communications.
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XPR 6550
XPR 6550 Portable Two-Way Radio
Part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, featuring an integrated GPS module, display, keypad and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
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XPR 6350
XPR 6350 Portable Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
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MOTOTRBO XPR 6580
XPR 6580 Portable Two-Way Radio
Part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, featuring an integrated GPS module, display, keypad and 800 / 900 MHz frequency band operation
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XPR 6380 Portable Two-Way Radio
XPR 6380 Portable Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS modem and 800/900 MHz frequency band operation.


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XPR 6580 IS PORTABLE TWO-WAY RADIO
XPR 6580 IS Portable Two-Way Radio
This radio is certified instrinsically safe by CSA and features an integrated GPS module, display, keypad and 800/900 MHz frequency band operation.
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XPR 6100
XPR 6100 Portable Two-Way Radio
Keep your operations running smoothly during a change in communication systems with an easy migration to digital.
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Mobiles


XPR 5350
XPR 5350 Mobile Two-Way Radio
Employee interactions are smarter and safer with this MOTOTRBO model that features a 2-digit numeric display, best-in-class sound, integrated Bluetooth audio, data and GPS.
Learn More Go

XPR 5550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
XPR 5550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
Employee interactions are smarter and safer with this MOTOTRBO model that includes full-color display with best-in-class sound, integrated Bluetooth audio and data and GPS.
Learn More Go

XPR 4550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
XPR 4550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
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XPR 4350 Mobile Two-Way Radio
XPR 4350 Mobile Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
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XPR 4580
XPR 4580 Mobile Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
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XPR 4380
XPR 4380 Mobile Two-Way Radio
Part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and 800/900 MHz frequency operation.
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Repeaters


XPR 8400 Repeater
XPR 8400 Repeater
Maximize the performance of your UHF and VHF MOTOTRBO system with this repeater.
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Repetidor MOTOTRBO™ MTR3000
MTR3000 Base Station/Repeater
100-watt continuous duty station that can operate on MOTOTRBO digital systems as well as analog conventional and LTR/PassPort trunked systems.
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XPR 8380 Repeater
XPR 8380 Repeater
Maximize the performance of your 800 / 900 MHz MOTOTRBO system with this repeater.
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Controllers


XRC 9000
XRC 9000 Controller
XRC 9000 provides central call processing and real-time resource management for MOTOTRBO Connect Plus digital trunking systems.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Alarm Control System - ACS


From the front desk to the factory dock, moving across campus or around the country, MOTOTRBO radios are connecting more people effortlessly and efficiently wherever they work. Information is instantaneous. Decision-making becomes easier. Safety gets stronger. Productivity increases. Service improves and customers are more satisfied.

Whether you want ultra-thin portables or extra-tough mobiles, integrated Bluetooth or industry-leading data applications, we have the right radio that fits your needs today and evolves with new features to address your requirements tomorrow. Our radios are trusted by more than 1 million users and designed with a robust mix of features to increase workforce efficiency, productivity and safety.

Experience MOTOTRBO



Portables

SL 7550 Portable Two-Way Radio
SL 7550 Portable Two-Way Radio
So incredibly thin and light, MOTOTRBO’s ultimate in discreet communications.
Learn More Go

XPR 6550
XPR 6550 Portable Two-Way Radio
Part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, featuring an integrated GPS module, display, keypad and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
Learn More Go

XPR 6350
XPR 6350 Portable Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
Learn More Go

MOTOTRBO XPR 6580
XPR 6580 Portable Two-Way Radio
Part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, featuring an integrated GPS module, display, keypad and 800 / 900 MHz frequency band operation
Learn More Go

XPR 6380 Portable Two-Way Radio
XPR 6380 Portable Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS modem and 800/900 MHz frequency band operation.


Learn More Go
XPR 6580 IS PORTABLE TWO-WAY RADIO
XPR 6580 IS Portable Two-Way Radio
This radio is certified instrinsically safe by CSA and features an integrated GPS module, display, keypad and 800/900 MHz frequency band operation.
Learn More Go

XPR 6100
XPR 6100 Portable Two-Way Radio
Keep your operations running smoothly during a change in communication systems with an easy migration to digital.
Learn More Go

Mobiles


XPR 5350
XPR 5350 Mobile Two-Way Radio
Employee interactions are smarter and safer with this MOTOTRBO model that features a 2-digit numeric display, best-in-class sound, integrated Bluetooth audio, data and GPS.
Learn More Go

XPR 5550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
XPR 5550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
Employee interactions are smarter and safer with this MOTOTRBO model that includes full-color display with best-in-class sound, integrated Bluetooth audio and data and GPS.
Learn More Go

XPR 4550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
XPR 4550 Mobile Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
Learn More Go

XPR 4350 Mobile Two-Way Radio
XPR 4350 Mobile Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
Learn More Go

XPR 4580
XPR 4580 Mobile Two-Way Radio
As part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and UHF / VHF frequency band operation.
Learn More Go

XPR 4380
XPR 4380 Mobile Two-Way Radio
Part of the MOTOTRBO digital system, this radio features an integrated GPS module and 800/900 MHz frequency operation.
Learn More Go

Repeaters


XPR 8400 Repeater
XPR 8400 Repeater
Maximize the performance of your UHF and VHF MOTOTRBO system with this repeater.
Learn More Go


Repetidor MOTOTRBO™ MTR3000
MTR3000 Base Station/Repeater
100-watt continuous duty station that can operate on MOTOTRBO digital systems as well as analog conventional and LTR/PassPort trunked systems.
Learn More Go


XPR 8380 Repeater
XPR 8380 Repeater
Maximize the performance of your 800 / 900 MHz MOTOTRBO system with this repeater.
Learn More Go

Controllers


XRC 9000
XRC 9000 Controller
XRC 9000 provides central call processing and real-time resource management for MOTOTRBO Connect Plus digital trunking systems.
Learn More Go



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Create an instant full-service mobile point-of-sale solution

PROCESS ANY TYPE OF PAYMENT, ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME
Motorola MPM-100 (Multi-Payment Module)
Creates an instant full-service mobile point-of-sale solution  
With the Motorola MPM-100, workers are ready to accept any kind of cashless payment, wherever they happen to be. Whether they are in an aisle in a retail store or in a truck on a delivery route, workers can process Chip and PIN-based credit and debit cards; credit, debit, loyalty and gift cards with a magnetic stripe; and contactless Near Field Communication (NFC) payments made via a mobile phone. Electronic signature capture on the paired mobile computer enables easy completion of credit card transactions.

MPM-100 will be available in April.

Learn More Contact your RCS Communications Consultant or RCS Support.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MOTOTRBO - HotSOS - Hospitality

MOTOTRBO - HotSOS - Hospitality

 
Helps hotels improve guest services, operations and bottom-line results.

Turbo Charge Communications at Your Hotels with HotSOS and MOTOTRBO™.
Today's guests are more sophisticated, more discerning, and have more choices than ever for their lodging needs. It's no longer enough to provide a clean room and a complimentary newspaper. Smart hoteliers must also provide an experience.
Making sure that the right information gets to the right person at the right time is the essence of communication. The power of HotSOS is turning information into communication that hotels can use to optimize service and give guests that "Wow!" experience. Motorola's MOTOTRBO™ Professional Digital Two-Way Radio System takes familiar radios and adds a two line text display for data. Together, they are a powerful combination to turbo charge communication at your hotels.

Smarter Integration. Better Communication
MOTOTRBO™ gives you the best of both worlds - familiar voice communcation by radio and wireless text messaging all in one device. HotSOS ensures that all guest incidents, requests, service orders, and even escalation alerts, are automatically communicated to your team's MOTOTRBO™ radios. Staff can instantly update service order status and guest information in real-time at the touch of a button, without involving a dispatcher.

Cost-Effective, Onsite Solution
MOTOTRBO™ allows your team to communicate with HotSOS instantly. HotSOS service orders are automatically routed to the right person, at the right time, everytime using easy-to-read text messages. Since MOTOTRBO™ is a completely onsite solution, there aren't any recurring monthly carrier fees to deal with and communication is virtually instantaneous.
Best of all, the interface between HotSOS and MOTOTRBO™ is direct so there is no other software or middleware to buy.



HotSOS and MOTOTRBO™ In Action

Give Guests the Experience They Want
HotSOS is the ideal tool to help you deliver that experience. A clean room, hot water, and an on-time wake up call are essentials. But that's where the experience begins. Guests want to feel at home. They want to be recognized. They want you to anticipate their needs and react swiftly to their requests.

HotSOS Turns Information into Communication
With HotSOS's intelligent guest matching, profiling, and stay history features, information about your guests is always at your fingertips. Your team will anticipate guest needs and be more proactive because HotSOS's unique automation always gets them the right information, right when they need it.

Recognize Guests Everywhere, Every Time
Since it's enterprise-enabled, HotSOS allows you to improve the guest experience everywhere in your organization. Imagine knowing that a VIP is arriving and what kind of room he prefers, and also knowing what type of experience he has had with other hotels throughout your group. Talk about recognition!
Of course, HotSOS delivers the essentials by automating and tracking preventive maintenance, service orders, and guest requests. All of this, in an affordable, easy to use, Internet-based application. Don't just give your guests a room. Give them what they want. Give them an experience!

Features
  • Multi-lingual IVR
  • Multi-lingual dispatching and screens
  • Guest service console
  • Guest profile & stay history
  • Automated, intelligent business rules dispatching
  • Automated report delivery
  • SAAS model
Benefits
  • Instant notification of guest requests, VIP arrivals, service orders, incidents, and escalations from HotSOS
  • Lower cost of ownership
  • Voice and data communications all on one secure system
  • Improved mobility, responsiveness, and guest satisfaction
  • One time fixed cost means no monthly airtime or usage fees
  • Zero-defect guest experience
  • Anticipate maintenance issues
  • Recognize repeat guests across the entire enterprise
  • Wow! guests by anticipating their needs
  • Reduced guest call waiting times
  • Faster response times
  • Increased accountability
  • Better communication
  • Increased asset life
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Reduced liability
  • Enterprise wide reporting
  • 8 Month ROI
HotSOS is designed around the way a hotel works
The Guest call Assistant screen gives staff a complete view of the guest while on the phone, including stay history, outstanding incidents and requests, and even guest preferences.
The Order Console allows everyone to view their department work the way it makes sense for them. Creating and updating service orders and running reports couldn't be any easier.
Screens are easy to use and intuitive, keeping training costs to a minimum.

HotSOS Gives You What You Need to Run Your Hotel Better
Easy to understand, graphical reports can be created on the fly or automatically generated so they appear in your email inbox each day.
With HotSOS, you'll always know where you stand with your VIPs; what your top guest incidents are costing you; and who your most valuable customers are.
HotSOS lets you keep your finger on the pulse of the operation and ensure that your guests get the experience they expect every time.

Requirements
Motorola MOTOTRBO™ Radio System
Motorola Text Messaging Server With Email Gateway Enabled
MOTOTRBO™ Radio Models XPR 4500, 4550, 6500, 6550
HotSOS. MOTOTRBO Module

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TurboX !!!!

TurboX which allows you to connect up to 4 radios to a Trbo system in either a mobile or fixed environment.



Friday, October 24, 2014

FCC fees for failure to narrowband 150-174 & 421-512 MHz. What to do?


What are the potential enforcement consequences to VHF/UHF licensees of failing to narrowband by January 1, 2013?

As of January 1, 2013, the Commission’s rules will prohibit Industrial/Business and Public Safety Radio Pool licensees in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz bands from operating with wideband channels (unless their equipment meets the narrowband efficiency standard), even if the license still lists a wideband emission designator. Licensees operating in wideband mode after January 1, 2013 that have not received a waiver from the Commission extending the deadline will be in violation of these rules. Operation in violation of the Commission’s rules may subject licensees to appropriate enforcement action, including admonishments, license revocation, and/or monetary forfeitures of up to $16,000 for each such violation or each day of a continuing violation and up to $112,500 for any single act or failure to act.11


Contact us at RCS Communications  support@rcs.info  or 800-767-7384 or 502-587-7384.

View this 3 minute Podcast:   http://bit.ly/ptcW1o



PREPARING TO MEET THE MANDATE

With deadlines approaching rapidly, licensees who have not started their narrowband migration should considering the following steps today:
  • Take an inventory of your radios to assess what equipment is capable of operating in 12.5 kHz and what will need to be replaced. The FCC has required all radios certified since 1997 to include a 12.5 kHz efficiency mode, most new equipment likely is dual mode 25/12.5 kHz that can be simple converted via software.
  • Develop budget requirements and explore funding options.
  • Establish a conversion and implementation schedule.
  • Coordinate your conversion with neighboring agencies to facilitate continued interoperability among your agencies
  • Conduct tests during conversion to ensure your system continues to provide similar coverage.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Radio Rental Solutions



Your Number One Source of Two-way Radio Rental Equipment

 

  • Short-term rental to help prospects through their “peak season” or event.
  • We have city-wide (wide area) coverage to fit your radio communication needs.
  • RCS is THE source for temporary rental communications equipment –including accessories such as speaker or surveillance microphones, headsets, spare batteries, and chargers.
  • We are reasonably priced- you only pay for the timeframe of rental that you require.
  • RCS is just a phone call away for any replacement equipment in the unlikely need. We also can expand the fleet with same day delivery service of any additional equipment needed.
  • If a rental turns into a potential sale, RCS is ready to supply a prospect with a full line of communications options. 
  • Family owned company for over 57 years with a great reputation.
  • RCS Communications is a full service operation for your communication needs.
  • Licensed radio frequencies that are compliant to FCC regulations.
  • RCS Communications offers digital radios that are narrowband ready. 

 

Two Way Radio Applications

The two way hand-held portables can be used for a variety of applications. Here are a few examples of some key industries:

Education
Managing administration or security on large campuses requires keeping in touch with your colleagues. The portable radio gives you easy contact with the colleagues who can help you keep everything under control.

Hospitality
Whether you’re coordinating staff for a conference or requesting a quick room change for a last minute guest, you need communication that won’t slow you down. The lightweight, ergonomically designed portable radios are comfortable enough to use and carry all day.

Retail
In the retailing industry, great customer service depends on fast response. The radios let you connect at the touch of a button with a store or stockroom personnel to get the information you need – when you need it.

Security
When an alarm signals an illegal entry into the building you’re securing, you don’t have a moment to use. The portable radios give you the up-to-minute communication you need to alert coworkers or request backup at the touch of a button.

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Integrated, efficient, reliable communication is more critical to operational performance than ever before. Businesses and organizations whose workers must be mobile need a communication solution that makes it easy and affordable for them to stay in touch. RCS two way radios deliver just that, it combines exceptional two-way radio functionality with digital technology to deliver increased capacity and spectrum efficiency, integrated data communications and enhanced voice communications. This versatile portfolio provides a complete system of portable and mobile radios, repeaters, accessories, data applications and services.

Our digital portable two-way radio with GPS is ideal for professional organizations that need customizable, business-critical communication solution using licensed spectrum. This versatile portable provides twice the calling capacity, clearer voice communications, offers enhanced battery and provides easy migration from analog to digital.   

These are available in UHF and VHF, with 32 channels; with Li-ion 1500 mAh submersible battery and single unit charger.


 Rental Accessories

  • Spare Batteries
  • Single Unit Chargers
  • Multi-Unit Chargers
  • Ultra Lightweight Headsets w/PTT
  • Lightweight Headsets w/PTT
  • Lightweight Headsets, No PTT
  • Surveillance Mics w/PTT
  • Speaker MicsEar Pieces, RX only
  • Speaker Mics
  • Repeaters
  • Base Stations











Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IT Rental Solutions

RCS Communications knows IT rental needs are a critical part of your activity. Whatever the event, it is a short-term vital need. Our goal is to give you peace of mind with a successful, reliable, dependable experience.

RCS Communications IT Services offer solutions for:
  • Temporary Replacements
  • Trade Shows & Special Events
  • Training
  • Short Term Expansion
  • Uninterrupted Service
  • Special Projects

    RCS Laptops are affordable and convenient for temporary IT technology offering only top-quality equipment  from major manufacturers, such as Dell, HP, Panasonic Toughbook, IBM, Cisco, and more.

    When you have an event to manage, RCS has rental equipment available for all your IT needs. RCS Communications rental equipment is meticulously maintained so you're guaranteed reliable up to date equipment. Some equipment available through the RCS Communications IT Rentals include: laptops, switches, and deployable (portable) Wi-Fi networks that provide Internet access anywhere.

    Small businesses to major corporations across the country have relied on us to bridge their short- term rental requirements. At RCS, our mission is to provide you with the highest level of customer satisfaction. Our experienced Rental Team combined with our highly skilled IT Support Team can ensure you get just that. Contact us today for a free quote. Rentals include access to technical support and knowledgeable service 7 days a week.

    Use our rental inventory to supplement your existing inventory, enhance attendees experience at your special event,  and provide or extend Internet connectivity.

    CALL (800) 767-7384 for ALL your rental needs!!!

    Click here to request a rental quote today!

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Battery Care Tips

    These battery tips will help you obtain optimized performance and a longer life cycle from your
    rechargeable two way radio battery.

    1. Charge your new battery overnight before using it. This is referred to as INITIALIZING and will enable you to obtain maximum battery capacity. a. Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride: 14-16 hours. b. Lithium Ion/Polymer: 1 to 2 additional hours after the charger light turns green.
    2. In order to minimize capacity loss and cycle life reduction, new, NON INITIALIZED batteries must be stored in well ventilated, cool and dry locations. Batteries stored in these conditions may be stored:
    a. Nickel Cadmium up to 2 years.
    b. Nickel Metal Hydride up to 18 months.
    c. Lithium Ion/Polymer up to 18 months.
    3. If used batteries are to be removed from service for extended periods (greater than 30 days) they should be discharged to about 50% of their capacity before storage in a cool, dry location.
    4. Batteries which have been in storage for more than two months should
    be fully discharged and recharged.
    a. Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride: 14-16 hours.
    b. Lithium Ion/Polymer: 1 to 2 additional hours after the charger light turns green.
    5. When using a rapid charger, leave the battery in the charger for an additional 1 to 2 hours after the steady green light appears.
    6. Do not leave your radio and fully-charged battery in the charger when not charging. Continuous charging will shorten battery life. (Do not use charger as a radio stand.)
    7. Only charge a battery when it needs it. If it is not fully discharged, do not recharge it. We suggest that you carry a spare. This is the most cost effective solution for users requiring longer operating time.
    8. Do not return fully charged batteries to the charger for an "extra boost." This action will significantly reduce cycle life. Repeated short cycle charging of batteries will shorten battery life.
    9. Stabilize batteries to room temperature (72ºF) before charging. Charging below 40ºF and above 104ºF will decrease cycle life.